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‘Conflicted’ Dwyane Wade weighs in on Trump’s tweet about cousin

Dwyane Wade’s cousin Nykea Aldridge is among the staggering amount of Chicagoans who have been killed this year by gun violence. Aldridge was killed on Aug. 26 when she got caught in crossfire while pushing her child in a stroller. Not only is the new Chicago Bulls star mourning the death of his relative, he is now dealing with the fallout of Republican presidential nominee Donald...
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September 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Why is there a random tire in A-Rod’s yard in family photo?

Alex Rodriguez apparently is done playing baseball — despite not officially confirming his retirement — and is settling into his life’s second act that includes becoming a motivational speaker. But such a change obviously affords A-Rod a more home-bound lifestyle with his two daughters. Rodriguez took to Twitter this week to document how nice it is to be home much more frequently...
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September 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Belichick compliments reporter for asking ‘good question’

Bill Belichick’s patented icy demeanor when dealing with the media thawed momentarily while fielding questions from reporters following the New England Patriots’ preseason finale Thursday night. In fact, the typically curmudgeonly coach — although not always (here and here) — actually complimented a reporter for asking a “good question.” Tom Brady, in arguably surprising fashion...
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September 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Bridgewater releases statement about season-ending injury

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has released a statement only two days after suffering a horrific, season-ending knee injury. The third-year quarterback thanks the Vikings organization from top to bottom as well as the fans who have supported him during this “difficult time.” Via Vikings.com: I want to thank the Wilf Family and the entire Vikings organization...
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September 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper: Braves fans are meaner hecklers than Phillies fans

Bryce Harper presumably gets razzed, heckled and taunted in every ballpark he visits when the Washington Nationals are on the road. Given he’s a superstar player who is trying to beat the hometown team, it’s hardly a surprising development. But the fact that the brash 23-year-old slugger is one the cockiest ballplayers in the big leagues of course makes him an even more attractive...
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September 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Umpire Jerry Layne leaves game after taking pitch to face mask (vid)

Umpire Jerry Layne’s already-painful season took another turn for the worse Wednesday night when he had to leave a game after taking a pitch off his mask. The incident occurred during the Baltimore Orioles-Toronto Blue Jays match-up in the bottom of the 3rd inning. A pitch from Blue Jays starter Aaron Sanchez glanced off the glove of Orioles catcher Russell Martin before drilling...
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September 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Fred Taylor clarifies Twitter rant over injuries from NFL career

Former NFL running back Fred Taylor took to Twitter earlier this week to unleash a vitriolic screed over troubling details concerning his health after undergoing a full orthopedic exam. In the series of blistering tweets Wednesday, Taylor appeared to question the health care he received during his lengthy NFL career, even seemingly calling into question whether NFL doctors hid...
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September 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Al Franken apologizes for questionable Bridgewater joke

Minnesota Senator Al Franken found himself in some hot water over a joke he cracked about the devastating nature of Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s season-ending knee injury that invoked some pretty big names currently dominating the world of politics. And after receiving some blowback, Franken, a longtime comedian before his political career, took to social...
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September 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Wiggins on poor NBA 2K17 rating: ‘Why I play Call Of Duty’

Andrew Wiggins is big-time player on the NBA court and a devoted video gamer off of it. But not even he can get over his woeful overall rating in the upcoming “NBA 2K17.” According to NBA video game, the Minnesota Timberwolves budding superstar rates out at an 82, which elicited this nonplussed response from Wiggins on Twitter. Lol That's why I play Call Of Duty https://t.co...
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September 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Tom Brady, Michael Strahan team up for TV series about sports

Tom Brady and Michael Strahan may have been rivals on the gridiron — particularly in Super Bowl XLII — but the two have teamed up on an upcoming television series about sports’ collective impact on society. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Brady and Strahan are named as two of eight executive producers on “The Religion of Sports,” which will premiere on the AT&T Audience...
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September 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Few fans attend rescheduled Bucs-Redskins game

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Washington Redskins preseason match-up, originally scheduled for Thursday, was bumped up to Wednesday due to anticipated severe weather in Florida from Tropical Depression Nine. And the sudden rescheduling announced on Monday, along with some nasty inclement weather — not to mention it was the fourth and final preseason game — had quite the impact on attendance...
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September 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Heat owner Micky Arison sends encouraging tweet to Chris Bosh

The Miami Heat and Chris Bosh have been at odds for months over his health and how it impacts his potential return to the team. After Bosh and his wife staged a social media blitz earlier in the week to showcase his return to the court, Heat owner Micky Arison took to Twitter to react to the recent developments. Not only that, Arison, despite reports that Bosh is unhappy with...
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September 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Chances of Jonathan Papelbon signing ‘non-existent’

Despite the flurry of conjecture surmising where Jonathan Papelbon might land after he was granted his release by the Washington Nationals on Aug. 13, it appears all the speculation was much ado about nothing. WEEI’s Rob Bradford reports the Boston Red Sox won't take a flier on their former closer, it also appears no other major league team is inclined to do so, either. Bradford...
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August 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Cancer survivor James Conner wants to spike ball after first TD

The Pittsburgh Panthers open their season on Saturday with a game against the Villanova Wildcats. And Panthers running back James Conner has special plans if he scores a touchdown during the game. And to say he has a good reason to want do do so would be a drastic understatement. Conner has navigated an incredibly tumultuous and difficult year. After suffering a season-ending...
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August 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Bill Parcells counseled Mike Zimmer after Bridgewater injury

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer has often relied upon the counsel of mentor Bill Parcells throughout his career. And Zimmer most certainly is in need of the Hall of Fame coach’s advice more than ever. The Vikings continue to navigate the devastating fallout from Teddy Bridgewater’s horrifying season-ending injury, a shocking development that arguably removed the Vikings...
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August 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Bernard Tomic makes handful of ‘balls’ taunts to U.S. Open hecklers (vids)

Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic once again is allowing his mouth and hot temper to further tarnish his already-unflattering reputation. This time, it involves Tomic hurling insults back at hecklers at the U.S. Open, taunts that revolved around various crude comments surrounding “balls,” albeit not those of the tennis variety. During his first-round loss to unseeded Bosnian...
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August 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns leaks T’Wolves’ surprisingly high rating in NBA 2K17 (pic)

Karl-Anthony Towns took to Instagram earlier this week to share an image of him playing an advanced copy of “NBA 2K17.” And by doing so — something to which the Minnesota Timberwolves young superstar openly admits — Towns leaked how the T’Wolves are ranked unbelievably high in the video game slated for release on Sept. 20. Towns, playing as the Timberwolves, is about to embark...
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August 31, 2016  |  Discuss

JaCoby Jones’ mom thrilled to witness his first big-league hit

It required a mad dash from their hometown outside of Hattiesburg, Miss., but members of JaCoby Jones’ family were present at Comerica Park when the Detroit Tigers prospect smacked his first big-league base hit on Tuesday night. But it was plainly evident his mom was the most thrilled of the bunch with Jones’ momentous career achievement. Cameras showed her overcome with joy and...
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August 31, 2016  |  Discuss

David Ortiz marvels at 'Thanks Big Papi' corn maze tribute

David Ortiz’s final MLB season has seen its fair share of tributes to celebrate the slugger’s fantastic career. But earlier this week Ortiz had to hop inside a helicopter in order to fully bear witness the lengths that were taken outside of Boston to properly thank him for all the memories. A farm in Sterling, Mass., created a massive corn maze to pay tribute to the Boston Red...
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August 31, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Footage surfaces from Tim Tebow’s baseball workout

Tim Tebow’s much ballyhooed baseball workout was held Tuesday, and reporters and the like in attendance have taken to Twitter to document how things were going as it happened. Tim Tebow draws a crowd. pic.twitter.com/dMimeWOWN6 — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) August 30, 2016 At least 40 scouts from approximately 20 MLB organizations — along with an estimated 50 members of the media...
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August 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Mammoth moth lands on Ivan De Jesus’ back during at-bat (vid)

Cincinnati Reds infielder Ivan de Jesus was the unwitting participant in an impromptu wildlife video on Monday night when a mammoth moth landed on his back during an at-bat. De Jesus was making a plate appearance during the Reds’ 9-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels when cameras caught footage of the ginormous insect making itself comfortable on the back of his jersey. It didn’t stay...
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August 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Tom Brady’s new hairstyle mocked and ridiculed on Twitter

Tom Brady appeared before the media on Tuesday and spoke at length about how tough it will be for him to miss out on the New England Patriots’ first four games while serving his suspension. But, sadly or not, what really got the Internet talking was the new hairstyle the quarterback was sporting. Assembled media documented the new ‘do on Twitter. Brady getting into what it...
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August 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Tyson accused of stealing ice cream treat at U.S. Open

Mike Tyson was among the glitterati in attendance at Arthur Ashe Stadium this week to take in some opening-round action at the U.S. Open. And as “Iron Mike” is wont to do from time to time, his antics duringhis appearance invited some semblance of controversy. According to eyewitness accounts, Tyson snagged an ice cream treat out of a freezer at a Ben and Jerry’s kiosk and walked...
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August 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Vontaze Burfict on Steelers: ‘I don’t give no f—s about them’

Vontaze Burfict has never been shy about expressing his disdain for the Pittsburgh Steelers, so it shouldn’t come as much a surprise that the Cincinnati Bengals linebacker once again has expressed not-so-flattering sentiments about the fierce AFC North rivals. “I don’t give no f—s about them,” Burfict said when asked if he harbored any ill will against the Steelers, via Monday...
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August 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones on Prescott taking Romo’s job: ‘Too optimistic’

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has attempted to temper the arguably unreasonable expectations being thrust upon Dak Prescott as the young quarterback prepares to fill-in for the injured Tony Romo. Given Romo’s myriad injury issues — along with Prescott’s arguable upside — some have suggested it’s possible that Romo won’t get his job back should the rookie signal-caller dazzle...
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August 30, 2016  |  Discuss
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